Pretty Party Backdrop

I have one more detail from my daughter’s recent Cake Decorating Party I’d like to share… the pretty rainbow backdrop.  I like experimenting with a variety of props and backgrounds for my party/dessert tables, and in the past I’ve used banners, fabric, and paper lanterns to accent my displays.  For my daughter’s birthday this year,  I wanted something that was colorful and fun, yet easy and inexpensive.  I’ve seen pretty fabric and ribbon backdrops and thought I could get a similar look with inexpensive crepe paper.  I bought 5 colors of crepe paper (at Hobby Lobby) for around $1 each, hung them on a ribbon “line” behind the dessert table, and I love the way it looked!  I’m sure I’ll play around with this idea again.  It’s a great way to bring in the colors of a party and fill a blank wall, for very little money.

To set up the crepe paper streamers, I attached two Command Adhesive hooks to the wall (they come off easily after the party) and tied a ribbon (in this case hot pink) between the two wall hooks.  Then I tied strips of crepe paper to the ribbon using a piece of twine.  To keep the crepe paper from moving too much, I also taped the end of each strip of crepe paper to the wall, just below the table height.

Happy Party Decorating!


  1. How long was the ribbon that you hung the crepe paper on? Thanks

  2. What a pretty little backdrop. And so simple to make. Love it!

  3. Amazing I’m totally going to do the strawberry party

  4. SO pretty and SO much easier than fussing with those bunting flags! I wish I had seen this post before I did my son’s 3rd bday party. Will def be using this idea for my daughter’s birthday.
    oddly enough, i found this post when i searched for ‘strawberry’ on your blog.
    looking for a cupcake recipe that uses fresh strawberries in the cake. canything you can suggest?

  5. I used this backdrop for the photo area at our annual mothers' brunch. The rain caused us to move the photos indoors and this was the perfect last minute rain plan!

  6. This is so pretty! I am definitely keeping this idea for future use! And all your desserts are displayed beautifully!

  7. I love it !!!
    Awesomw idea :O) Thank you

  8. Wow – easy, cheap, colorful and fun! Love it!!! 🙂

  9. Glory ~ how do you do it? You come up with such clever, simple but impressive ideas! It always looks so pretty! (and you don't spend a fortune either)

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